Our office in San Calisto

Our office in San Calisto (Vatican City)
In FIAMC we vote!

1) FIAMC organizes a World Congress which is held every four years in different areas of the world. These Congresses are held during the meeting of the General Assembly of FIAMC. The first World Congress was held in Brussels in 1935. At these Congresses, papers are presented and discussed to keep Catholic Physicians current on medico-ethical problems and their solutions within the teachings of the Church.
For example, in 1966 the 11th. International Congress held in Maniladiscussed the Catholic Physician and the Problem of World Population. In 1970 the 12th. Congress, which was held inWashington, D.C., discussed the Catholic Physician and the Conservation of Life. In 1974 the 13th. Congress, held in Barcelona, discussed the Freedom of The Children of God. In 1978 The Quality of Life in a Changing Society was studied in Bombay. In the 1982Congress, held in Rome, the theme was The Phvsician in the Service of Life.
Buenos Aires (1986), Bonn (1990), Porto (1994), New-York (1998), Rome (2000), Seoul (2002), Barcelona (2006) and Lourdes (2010) were the venues of the last World congresses. Speakers at these meetings are usually international experts in their field. Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize winner, addressed the Bombay Congress in 1978. Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, honored the Rome Congresses in 1982 and 2000 by coming to the Congress and addressing those present.

2) Regional Congresses are held in different regions of FIAMC. These meetings are held two years after each World Congress. Here again, these meetings are intended to assist the physician in joining his faith with the practice of medicine.

3) FIAMC uses to publish a Bulletin («Decisions») representing a discussion forum and a source of news of what was going on in various regions. It was also used to circulate the proceedings of the various regional or local national meetings. It was replaced in 2000 by the website (+++links) and the famous electronic Newsletter. FIAMC used internet and has got a blog and a Facebook page. Special issues on paper are also published.


4) FIAMC has helped to establish a Bio-Medical Ethics Centre in Bombay to study ethical problems which arise as the result of the rapid advances in medical technology. This Centre extensively organizes meetings and publications. Interchange with other bioethics centres of catholic inspiration, which are numerous, is one of its priorities.

5) FIAMC serves as a clearing house for projects and needs expressed by Catholic organizations throughout the world, giving counsel, recommendations, and support to them. Health care projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America were carried out under the patronage of FIAMC and with the active involvement of member associations or Mater Care International.

6) FIAMC produces press releases and official Documents about Medicine and Medical Ethics.

FIAMC is member of the Catholic-inspired NGOs FORUM.

FIAMC cooperates with the international federations of Catholic nurses (CICIAMS) and pharmacists (FIPC).



FIAMC is member of Crescendo network for a more human and Christian ageing.


FIAMC cooperates with the United Nations and has got ECOSOC status.

FIAMC sponsors  special awards on Science and Faith and on Bioethics.

FIAMC is member of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care